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Tradeoffs: The Hurdles Facing Black Families Navigating Serious Illness

December 14, 2022

Tradeoffs: The Hurdles Facing Black Families Navigating Serious Illness

Black Americans are at higher risk for many serious illnesses like dementia and kidney failure. But data show they are less likely to have their pain treated and less likely to access services like hospice and palliative care that can reduce suffering, especially at the end of life.

This week, we explore what stops seriously ill Black patients and their families from getting the care they want in life and in death.

Guests:

Deborah Brunson, PhD, Caregiver and Professor Emeritus, University of North Carolina Wilmington

Karen Bullock, PhD, LCSW, Professor, Boston College School of Social Work

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